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Spacious, Updated Island Home Within Walking Distance to Ferry, Beaches & Town

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR 3BA restored 17th century Farm House

Location, Location, Location just a short walk to the hub of town which affords vacationers with what the entire island has to offer! Beautiful beaches, great gift shops, local restaurants and picturesque views of the water from your choice of places to have lunch.

This turn of the century, rustic four bedroom home has updated amenities while keeping its original floor plan. Located just steps away from town you walk up to the inviting deck which leads you into the warmth of the enclosed sunroom. From here you enter into an open living/dining/kitchen area with original hardwood floors, flat screen television and plenty of room to be comfortable.

On this main level is also the updated kitchen, 2 full baths, one bedroom with a queen bed, a master suite with a queen bed and yet another full bath. Large private deck with outside shower off of the master suite makes it great for morning coffee or your own private entrance.

Upstairs are the other two bedrooms one with two twin beds and the other hosts a queen bed.

This house is fantastic for a large family or a group of friends to enjoy. With such close proximity to Town and the Beaches everyone has the ability to walk everywhere. Wake up early for a sunrise beach walk; grab a cup of coffee and a dozen bagels for your guest. Stroll to dinner and get ice cream afterwards; enjoy the sunset from the lawn at the Atlantic or the deck at Kittens.

Escape from it all with this conveniently located Block Island Vacation home and reconnect with family or friends. A place for your pet to enjoy too!

This home includes, cleaning, linens, garbage removal and beach supplies. Please note the linens and towels that are included in this rental, are the following: 3 queen set of sheets, & 2 twin sets of sheets, 8 bath towels which include 8 wash clothes and 4 hand towels, as well as, 8 beach towels. If you feel you may need more of any of the linens and towels please contact at your own expense

More Details

Property Manager
Daniel Silverman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Daniel Silverman

The Burgess house is on an 6+ acre estate that we share with visiting guests & family. We have been blessed to have such a wonderful and unique family retreat .

Daniel Silverman purchased this house in 1798

Why Daniel Silverman chose Rhode Island

While the Burgess house is a wonderful vacation home we also have a variety of options for your family, business or organization.

What makes this house unique

All Block Island living has to offer within walking distance to everything!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Shoreham in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Tracy's side - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master site - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , New glass shower
    Carol's escape - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , claw foot 18th century soaking tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Twins - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin sized bed with superior bedding and only AC room.
    Tracy's Way - 1 Large Double Bed , Southwest breeze & views of pond, New tempur mattress 2015
    Sarah's Pretty Pond View - 1 Large Double Bed , SW facing with pond views and New Tempur Mattress be 2015
    Mom's Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedrroom with en suite bath & and private deck
  • The first floor master bedroom has a NEW (2015) queen sized Tempur-pedic bed, a en-suite bath, with a glass panel and marble shower. The walk in closet is bright and airy and the suite also has a private deck with pond views and enclosed outdoor shower. Being an addition, the Master suite is quiet and private offering a nice get-a-away from the rest of the house
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Spacious, Updated Island Home Within Walking Distance to Ferry, Beaches & Town
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Rustic charm with plenty of space

  • 4 of 5

Our group has stayed at the Burgess House every September for nearly 20 years. You simply cannot beat the location, the rustic feel, and the very large deck and yard to relax and unwind. There is a second side deck which offers a private and quiet place to relax away from the main flow of the house. The recent upgrades to the kitchen and master bedroom have been great for our large group and we will continue our yearly tradition into the future. If you want space to move around and throw a football or Frisbee, this is the place.

Rick F.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

A great home base for a family vacation on block island!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house and the location, within a short walk to town, is so convenient. There's a beautiful deck and the outdoor shower was wonderful. The house was stocked with everything you might need including beach chairs and umbrellas and the kitchen had everything you might want for cooking.

Whenever we had a question, Daniel was very responsive and helpful. I'd love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Great house

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house for what we wanted. Had everything for our family, clean and neat. Close enough to walk to many of the island's restaurants and shops. AC unit upstairs was a plus, but a second one on the first floor would make the house perfect! Loved the outdoor shower, too!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything my group needed. It's a really close walk to everything downtown and has all the appliances and accommodations for a great vacation. The house itself isn't particularly modern but it has been maintained well. It's clear the owner cares about this property and your experience renting it. Owner is great to talk to and communicated well throughout the stay. Hope to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. With a 300+ year old house its a challenge to keep it not only functional but a vacation home that meets our guests needs. I hope to seen you next year!
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Albany, NY


  • 1 of 5

When we arrived at this rental, we were shocked by how little the photos in the posting reflected the state of this house (the photos have been updated since we stayed). The house was not "maintained and updated" and there were no "modern conveniences" as described in the posting. There were only two working bathrooms when we arrived (the third was yet to be installed) and the outdoor shower did not work. Most of the house was filthy, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. The only accurate statement in the house description is that it is an easy walk to everything. However, leaving the house was an issue because the doors did not lock. When concerns were raised to the owner, he promised a refund in the amount of one night's stay. We followed up with him many times, receiving multiple excuses as to why the refund had not been processed. After several attempts to resolve the issue, he simply stopped communicating with us. I do not recommend this rental to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was informed a week before arrival (the opening of our season) that our construction project had not been completed- specific to the bathroom. An offer was made to find alternative accommodations and declined. Instead, I offered a free night and refunded the money. Upon check-in, they seemed quite pleased. It was only months after check-out that complaints were received. I do my best to keep my guests happy, am always able to be reached, and try to prevent these types of situations from occurring. The construction project was completed the following week. The new bathroom is fantastic and the outdoor shower works very well. The photos are current and do reflect accurately the condition of the property. The guests for the remainder of the season have been quite pleased. I am truly sorry that this guest harbored such resentment and felt the need to post this review.
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
BI airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Captain Nicks
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
BI Ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Kingston station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Club Soda
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crescent beach
Car: not necessary

The Burgess House, Circa 1791 is located on a family Farm with 3 other homes, 5 bungalows and a barn nestled around scenic Mill Pond. We are located in Old Harbor, a 5 Min WALK TO ALL FERRIES, TOWN & THE BEACH. Its the largest and most modern home on the property with strong WiFi, 5 large flatscreens with DirecTV. The home also has a newly renovated Kitchen and first master bedroom with en-suite glass shower, private deck overlooking the pond and an large enclosed outdoor shower.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in New Shoreham, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
pre 4th of july weekend
1 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day 2017
28 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3
cleaning £170.07
Property Damage Protection £61.07
Tax Rate 1.0%

This House rental is BINDING and NO REFUND will be given unless property is re-rented and a $500 fee will be assessed if the house is able to be re-booked.
The Pet fee is non refundable and subject to additional cleaning fee's is needed. Proper documentation required. All Vaccinations must be administered at least 48 hours prior to check in. Pets ARE TO BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES WHEN OUTSIDE OF HOU

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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